The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between July 12-13.

Highland Park

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on Cleveland and Watson avenues on July 11-12, the 700 block of South Cleveland Avenue on July 11-12,

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1100 block of Homer Street on Monday, July 11.

Arson—A male suspect reportedly tried to shoplift items from the Highland Target and then tried to light mulch on fire outside of the store around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

   

Miscellaneous—A male reportedly broke the front door at the Five Guys restaurant, 2026 Ford Pkwy., around 4:51 p.m. Monday, July 11.

—Multiple callers reported hearing a person in the wooded area yelling and then what sounded like a gunshot at Hidden Falls Park around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Officers checked the area, but did not locate any victims, evidence or suspects.

Lexington-Hamline

Theft—A woman at Skyline Tower, 1247 Saint Anthony Ave., reported being scammed online out of more than $5,000 via cashier check and gift cards between 4:13-6:09 p.m. Monday, July 11.

 

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Macalester-Groveland

Burglary—A break-in was reported at Grand Catch, 1672 Grand Ave., around 10:52 p.m. Monday, July 11.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 400 block of Warwick Street on July 10-11, and the 1400 block of Randolph Avenue on July 11-12.

Merriam Park

Theft—A trailer was reported stolen from U-Haul, 461 N. Wilder St., between July 6-9.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 2100 block of Marshall Avenue on July 8-9.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on Marshall Avenue and Fry Street on Tuesday, July 12.

Snelling-Hamline

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on Hamline and Marshall avenues around Friday, July 8. The complainant said he let a friend drive the vehicle because he planned to buy it, but the friend left it parked on the street because the brakes gave out.

Summit Hill

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Lexington Parkway south of Summit Avenue on July 12, and the 800 block of Grand Avenue on July 12.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported on Dale Street south of Summit Avenue around 1:48 a.m. Tuesday, July 12.

Summit-University

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen from outside the Cathedral of Saint Paul around 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

—A 36-year-old man was arrested for felony mail theft after police received a report of a suspect looking into windows on the 600 block of Portland Avenue around 11:35 p.m. Monday, July 11.

Weapons—Ten spent shell casings were located after police responded to a report of shots fired on Hague Avenue and Fisk Street around 3:09 a.m. Tuesday, July 12.

West End

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 700 block of South Victoria Street on July 2-5, the 200 block of Eagle Street on July 8, and the 400 block of Spring Street on July 9.

—A handgun was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1100 block of West Seventh Street around 3:58 p.m. Monday, July 11.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 800 block of West Seventh Street on July 12,

Weapons—Bullet holes were reported at the Victoria Park 2 Apartments, 750 Otto Ave., around 10:03 a.m. Monday, July 11.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to a vehicle was reported by a male suspect who was trying to cut the catalytic converter off a jeep on Douglas and Sturgis streets around 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. The suspect left in a Subaru before police arrived.

—A community notification meeting about two Level III predatory sex offenders relocating in Saint Paul will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, at the Saint Paul Police Department’s Western Station, 389 N. Hamline Ave. One of the offenders is Marshall Edward Simon, 56, who has registered to live around the 800 block of West Seventh Street.  For information, contact Officer Koski or Officer Doverspike at 651-266-5617 or 651-266-5871.

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